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Teaching Resources

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Tulane Opportunities & Resources

  • Grant Resources: a summary of grant-writing resources for faculty prepared by the Office of the Provost.


General Resources

  • The IDEA Center - a non-profit center for teaching and learning at colleges and universities. They make a series of research-based studies and papers on teaching and learning available for download.

  • ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education: A rotating group of faculty authors this regular blog on a wide range of teaching questions, offering practical advice and examples.

  • MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching : peer-reviewed online teaching and learning materials.

  • University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence website - although developed for faculty at Kansas, these pages provide useful guides on course development, peer review, and creation of teaching portfolios.

  • Also see our page on PODCASTS related to teaching and learning.

Syllabus construction guides

  • Constructing a Syllabus: A Handbook for Faculty, Teaching Assistants, and Teaching Fellows (Brown University, Sheridan Center, 2005) - PDF download

Teaching Portfolios

  • Starting a Tenure Box (Prof. Hacker archives): helpful tips on how to organize the materials for your tenure dossier.

Guides to classroom engagement

  • Turn to Your Neighbor: The Official Peer Instruction Blog :"Education does not need to be this way. Peer Instruction (PI), developed by Eric Mazur at Harvard University, offers a demonstrated method for large-scale educational change. “Turn to your neighbor” is the classic catch-phrase of Peer Instruction methodology, whereby teachers encourage students to engage with each other to develop deep subject-matter understanding, rather than sitting passively in lecture. In Turn to Your Neighbor: The Official Peer Instruction Blog, PI and flipped teaching expert and Peer Instruction Network Co-founder, Julie Schell and innovative educators from Ethiopia to New York City examine all facets of innovative teaching with a special focus on Peer Instruction."

  • Motivating Students: a useful summary of motivation research and pertinent references maintained by geoscience faculty at Carlton College.The page has hints, links, bibliography, and more.


Technology, teaching, & learning

  • Tech Wave : the newsletter from Tulane Technology Services -- keep up with events, training sessions, and new technology on campus

  • Wired Campus : The Chronicle for Higher Education's blog on teaching and technology. You can sign up to receive e-mail notices with links to daily articles.

  • Academic Commons:  technology and liberal education; a network of faculty, academic technology specialists, librarians, administrators, and other related professionals. 

Resources on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL)

  • New Directions for Teaching and Learning: offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.

  • The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Indiana University) - peer-reviewed journal offering both theory-based and practical discussions of teaching and learning.

  • Essays on Teaching Excellence - Essays on Teaching Excellence is a series of eight short and succinct scholarly essays published by the Professional and Organizations Network in Higher Education (POD Network) on an annual basis, free of charge. The essays present innovative viewpoints on college and university instruction. Written in concise and non-technical language, and supported by research, the essays seek to assist instructors in reflecting upon and refining their practice of teaching to achieve the results they seek - students learning to the best of their abilities.

  • Active Learning in Higher Education - peer-reviewed, international publication on effective teaching, learning, and assessment in universities and colleges.

  • College Teaching (Routledge) - peer-reviewed articles on improving student learning across all disciplines; Included in the topics this journal covers are teaching methods, educational technologies, classroom management, assessment and grading, course design, and interdisciplinary teaching.

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